Israeli democracy is anything but simple. Many groups with different ideologies must work together and compromise in order to create Israel’s parliament. Who is allowed to form a political party? How does the voting process work and how does a party win an election? This resource provides learners with an opportunity to experience first hand the process of the electoral system while they campaign and hold mock elections in their class.
The learners will:
understand the ways in which the Knesset exemplifies democratic principles and values
know how Israeli elections and Knesset coalitions work, and the advantages and disadvantages of this method of government.
be able to create an advertisement, banner and short stump speech for one of the Israeli political parties on three key issues in Israeli society today
Unpacked for Educators materials include:
An educator’s guide that contains many rich components. These are organized under the following titles:
review (questions that relate to the video)
A video designed to spark interest in the topic.
A lesson plan (link in the attachment above) that incorporates additional building blocks for the construction of an engaging and interactive lesson.
Computer, Projector, Poster Paper, Pens, Paper
The website link includes a “further learning” section in the educator’s guide.